Digamextra No. 380 Tuesday October 11th 2016 

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Begin the Day  with a Smile of Delight….


World’s Biggest Coffee Moring – Competa

I am delighted to advise that due to the support from 190 people on Friday 30th September, our Competa World’s Biggest Coffee Morning raised an outstanding  euros 2860.  As usual, the selection of lovingly baked cakes were amazing and not one soggy bottom!!

Over 40 local businesses generously donated raffle and tombola prizes where both Kevin, Sue and Liz with Mandy had spectacular tables.

The Guess the Beans competition was won by J.Pounds with 2569 and Danny and Lily correctly guessed 2100 Spots on the Cake.

Thank you to my fantastic team of volunteers and to everyone who supported our event.  The funds raised are shared between MacMillan Cancer Support and Cudeca Cancer Care.    Again, thank you.   Cindy Jones, Cudeca Volunteer,  Competa



Final Item re Driving Licence Renewal

I think the original question was – do you need to renew your Spanish driving licence on reaching the age of 65?

I can recommend the clinic at Centro de Reconocimientos Archarquia, Av Andalucia, 106, 2 – 6 Edf Cibeles, Torre del Mar (between bus station and Pintura de Andalucia).

Here they can answer all your questions, no appointment necessary.  They also do all the paper-work to send to Trafico in Malaga, take the photos necessary and do the simple medical, eye, ears etc. also a re-actions test if you are of a certain age. The cost because I am over 70 and therefore no tax was applicable was €30 and my licence arrived within 2 weeks – and that was to a post office box address.

Hope this helps,




UK Ovens – Use In Spain ?

Does anyone have any experience of using an oven from the uk in Spain on bottled gas , I understand that they  come with a set of extra jets so that you can change them to bottled uk gas but wondered if it is that simple to do ?
Or does anyone know of a make of Spanish gas oven that works well and doesn’t cost a fortune as it is only for winter use .
Replies to  Digamextra please as it might interest others
Thanks in advance



Please do not ask me to re-publish your Services Ad until 4 weeks after the previous one.  Demand is threatening to overwhelm this One Woman Operation   Jane



Services Available – Meat Deliveries

To all our customers east of Malaga,our next delivery date will be next
Monday the 17th of october,orders need to be in by this Thursday 13th.

We are a Butchers based in Alhuarin el Grande but on request have been delivering
on a 2-4 week bases to the east of Malaga.Rincon,Velez,Puente,Torrox,Frigliana,Nerja and Competa.
If there is anyone interested in this service contact Martin 667431366 or on
facebook  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ye-Ole-Butchery/225024370870952?ref=tn_tnmn
Many thanks,
email yeolbutchery @ gmail.com for a list of products



Services Needed – Internet Access

Help.  I need to have an internet connection in my apartment.  I have heard that Three does a mobile phone package Inc unlimited access and free roaming for around £25/month.

Would this be my best bet?

Or should I look for internet access direct to the flat, in which case, what do you recommend?  We’re only here part time. Thanks

butcher16720 @ yahoo.com



Recommendation – Graham Smart Metals 


An example of the work of Graham Smart, who recently made our bespoke bathroom accessories.

Fabulous work, great prices, nothing too much for this man, he is a genius.




Recommendation Wanted New Year’s Eve Menu ?

Please can anyone tell me of a restaurant offering “English Food” for 31st December.
It is for some friends in the U.K who will not experiment with anything new taste wise!
Thanks in advance.
mattlon @ icloud.com



Rental Cars – Advice

When booking a car hire, whether directly with the company or through comparison website, you should be able to look at the terms and conditions of the hire. Look for the fuel policy and go with one that says it is ‘full to full’. Many will show the fuel policy on their page of quotes and explain what that means, ie that you are provided with a full tank and you need to take it back with a full tank to avoid any charges.

When at the carhire desk at the airport they may still ask if you wish to pay for the tank at an inflated price, usually they say it will save you having to fill up before you bring it back, but you can refuse that option.

Looking at the Marbesol website under their fuel policy it says: Get and return the car with full fuel with the Options: Half and All Inclusive. For the Basic Option the fuel policy is Full/Empty, by preparing the tank and recharging 40€ for management and logistic expenses.

Also, it is a good idea to take out your own excess insurance and then you refuse any optional insurance extras the car hire desk will try to sell you. It will allow you to claim back any inflated repair charges if they try to say you have damaged the car.

Barbara W.



What’s On –TAIL Quiz  quiz02

Tail are holding a Quiz Night on Monday 24th October at Lew’s Fish Bar, Torrox Costa 7pm for 7.30. Tickets 8 euros including fish/pie and chips are on sale at Lew’s  952532633. Also at both Tail shops or phone Jean on 62946944




What’s On – Johnny Q’s Irish Bar

Tuesday from 9.00pm Accoustic Open Mic Night, come on all you singers/musicians.  Join in or just sit back, relax and enjoy the night.  Maybe have a “bite to eat” while your here.

Friday An evening of live music with Johnny Q. from 9.00pm

Sunday lunch served from 1.00pm till 4.00pm Choice of Beef, Pork or Chicken, all served with fresh seasonal veg, Creamed and roast potatoes, homemade yorkshire puddings and real gravy made with the meat juices. 9 Euros includes glass of wine. Choice of home made desserts 4 euros.

Booking essential by Friday

Our Kitchen will be open every evening from 8.00pm till 11.00pm except Wednesday.  Come try our Homemade food.  Steaks, Ribs or Chops available to order, one days notice please as all our meat is fresh from the Butchers.

Telephone 634124989

Bloque 9 Costa del Oro, Torrox Costa



What’s On – Quiz at The Purple Dragonfly Cafequiz02

The next Afternoon Quiz will be at The Purple Dragonfly Cafe (previously the

Portobello) on Thursday 13th at 3pm.  Tony will be our quiz master.  All Welcome!

Please note there will not be a quiz on the 27th October.  Watch this space for details of the next quiz date.


carolemhart @ yahoo.com



Free Exercise Bike 


Would you like a free exercise bike.

One speed only.
Phone 677322169. Torrox Campo.



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Anyone selling anything must include the make and model number of the item.

For Full Guidelines on How to Submit and Item to Digamextra see the end of this day’s post.           Jane Kirk



For Sale – Chest-Cabinet & Commode  

commodeChest for sale, Catalan style, best condition.

30€. Competa

commodeCommode to sell, best condition,



boegero @ gmx.de



For Sale – Petanca Balls

One set of men’s OBUT competition balls in bag with jack.

One set of ladies OBUT initiation competition balls in case with jack.

Price 25 euros each set .

Tel. 952511378



For Sale – Travel Cot


Almost new, 45 euros (will go to charity).

Call Ted on 693 051 515



Wanted – White, Laptop Keyboard

White keyboard with easy to see letters etc.

My laptop is difficult to read  now.
Gwenroyle @ gmail.com



For Sale – CD Player with Remote Control and Speakers 


Complete with heavy glass CD rack and approximately 90 CD’s.
Mostly easy listening.
Caleta de Velez




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